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Art installation raising questions about food & life by filling a barn made of pallets w/ 3000lbs of corn seed & showing a 350lbs bear! Read more

Brooklyn, NY Art
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Art installation raising questions about food & life by filling a barn made of pallets w/ 3000lbs of corn seed & showing a 350lbs bear!

Brooklyn, NY Art
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Long Overdue Update - 40% Goal Hit and Surpassed!

I have a little explaining to do.

I have been buried trying to get my printing, t-shirts and details (finding whole corn in Brooklyn is a very difficult task let me assure you) together for this exhibition. To top it off, I was in bed most of the day feeling miserable. My wife said something about me working on this project too much. :) I am little bit behind on updating. I have been blown away with the pledges! Thank you so much for your support! We hit the next 40% goal and shot past to 47%. We are almost halfway there! Of course we have a daunting way to go, but I prefer to see the glass half full rather than half empty (again, my wife is a great help in this matter). So we just have around half a glass left to fill!

A photo by my dad, Ed White, Darin and Shannon White Family Photo by Graffiti, 2011

I know that many people wait till the last minute to pledge. Ok people, it is pretty much the last minute! Let's do this thing! If you have a specific reward that you would prefer over one that is currently offered, let me know. Let's make a deal!

I want to issue another challenge/goal. We have $2,640 left to pledge and 3 days to do so. Feasible? With your help...ABSOLUTELY! I have been stretched far more than I am comfortable with on this project. I really am not a fan of asking people for the assistance, but I realize this is something that I just can't do on my own, and I appreciate how much you all have pledged and supported and tweeted and emailed and got the word out. With THREE days left, may I again ask for your last push in this effort to fund this project?! I am going to be so glad when this time is over and I can just go make some ART! I know you all will be happy to move on as well.

I want to point out a few rewards that haven't been taken advantage of yet.
This first one below would really help get us going to meet this pledge goal.
$400 - SIGNED AND NUMBERED 1/1 SPALTED MAPLE SCULPTURE AND NAME AND WORK IN EXHIBITION CATALOG AND INCLUDES AN EXHIBITION CATALOG - I will sculpt a good sized chunk of this spalted maple into a simple form w/ exotic wood base & steel support. The sculpture can be removed from base mount. Each is original! One of the SCULPTURES in the Exhibition Catalog, YOUR NAME IN CATALOG & on WEBSITE. Also of course, I will include the EXHIBITION CATALOG, send a BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION GREETING CARD with MY SINCERE THANKS, POSTCARD & SEED PACKET. This is a LIMITED REWARD, don't let it get away! See example below.

Darin M. White sculpture Two, One, Carved Spalted Maple, Cocobolo Wood,
Steel, 2011, Private Collection

If the above is a little bit more than you are able to handle, how about this one:
$300 - YOUR CHOICE OF ONE ORIGINAL TRANSFER PRINT ON COPPER PLATE, CUSTOM FRAMED IN SOLID MAPLE BY ARTIST WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SOLO EXHIBITION AND EXHIBITION CATALOG - PRE-PURCHASE one of the WORKS from this solo exhibition! Your choice of
ONE of ONLY TWO WORKS AVAILABLE! "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: EARTH
AND BURLAP" or "APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND ASHES".  It is a
fraternal twin, sponsor both for $300 each and you have the pair! Also included
is the EXHIBITION CATALOG, an IMAGE OF THIS WORK in the Exhibition
Catalog, YOUR NAME ON WEBSITE and in the CATALOG, a HANDWRITTEN
NOTE GREETING CARD with MY THANKS, the POSTCARD, & SEED PACKET.

My image of the copper works aren't a very good, so I included one of the works below not show on copper, so you can see the details.

Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Earth and Burlap, Pencil on paper, 2012

Apparently there aren't very many people who like to be surprised out there!? No, I don't believe it! Here is a great reward that no one has jumped off a cliff for...yet! I included another drawing example below, so if this helps.

SURPRISE QUICK SKETCH AND EXHIBITION CATALOG- For you gamblers and lovers of the thrill! A DRAWING that I make up on the spot. It will look like one of my sketch book drawings, could be pen or pencil depending on my mood. Or, I may pull out a work (print or drawing) FROM MY FLAT FILES! Also you get the EXHIBITION CATALOG, PERSONAL THANKS, GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE.

Darin M. White, Arrow Antler, Ink on paper, 2012

Ok, last one to highlight. This one a couple of you have pledged for this
one. I have had great responses to these works. Each one is different,
and made with solid beautiful spalted maple wood.

SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE - If you are unsure what spalted
maple is see the image and description area. After sculpting, it is connected to
a silver chain or a leather necklace adding the "wearable" part to "sculpture".
So, you get the SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE, plus a NOTE
OF THANKS ON GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME
ON SITE. This will work for either sex. The one show below is on a different
chain than what will be provided, unless it is what you would prefer. This is
again, just an example as this is my wife's, and she refuses to let this one go.
You however can specify a rough idea of shape and size. The one below is
an extra large showpiece, but some prefer a smaller scale. Want to see other
examples? Click here.

Darin M. White, Spalted Maple Wearable Sculpture example (size and shape will vary)

Ok, that wraps up this long update…Go forth and support creativity!

Please see the link below for more information, great rewards and to pledge:

KICKSTARTER PROJECT
Funding deadline is April 7th, 2012 at 5:03pm CST

Thank you,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com